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Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Services

This course is suitable for Adults who are unemployed, mature students wishing to change direction, adults who wish to consider working in the health and social care sector, individuals already working in the care sector but who wish to gain qualifications to enhance further progression opportunities, and those wishing to re- enter into education.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

There are two routes into the programme. There is a day route which will offer three entry points during the academic year, these being September, January and April.

There is also an evening route which offers the learner the opportunity to study one evening per week (Wednesday 5pm to 9pm). There will be one intake per year running from September to June.

What will I study?

The nine units of study will be:

  • Principles of Communication in Adult Social Care Settings;
  • Principles of Personal Development in Adult Social Care Settings:
  • Principles of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Adult Social Care Settings;
  • Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care;
  • Introduction to Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children's and Young People's Settings;
  • Understanding the Role of the Social Care Worker;
  • Understanding Person-Centred Approaches in Adult Social Care Settings;
  • Understand Health and Safety in Social Care Settings;
  • Understand How to Handle Information in Social Care Settings

How is it assessed?

The assessment methods used for the programme are a combination of Written work, short answer questions, leaflets, booklets, planning (as in risk assessment), case studies, preparation of handouts, composition of letters, research and account, presentation, reflective account and poster work.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

There is no requirement for any formal qualifications or previous experience. However all candidates will be expected to demonstrate an interest in the subject and have a desire to become employed in the sector.

What are the course fees?

Course fees are dependent on personal circumstances. You will be provided with more information on fees and additional financial support upon enquiring.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

The current government guidelines for those seeking employment in the care sector is to be in possession of a full level 2 qualification in health and social care. This programme therefore enables all students who complete and achieve to apply for work in the sector. Students already employed in the sector will gain the knowledge that will assist in progression within the sector. Students wishing to further their education may progress to level 3 study. Students taking this route may find it advantageous to apply to study Maths and/or English. These courses are available for enrolled students to access.

I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email enquire @ sthelens.ac.uk or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.

Ref: Alison Lloyd